We are a step closer to the G1 Climax, as its participants have offically been released. Wrestlers who were previously not seen in Japan in the last few months have managed to make their way into the tournament, allowing for a well rounded list of contenders this year.

The surprise does come at the expense of the Jr. Division, as last year saw two Jr weight wrestlers try their hand in the G1. Both those wretlers (SHingo Takagi and Will Ospreay) have made the jump to Heavyweight since then. Many were excited at the prospect of Juniors such as Hiromu Takahashi and SHO possibly entering the fray. Yet, there seems no lack of excitement to the wrestlers they did get.

The announcement was released today during the New Japan Road Event.

Block A

  • Kazuchika Okada
  • Minoru Sazuki
  • Yujiro Takahashi
  • Taichi
  • Kota Ibushi
  • Shingo Takagi
  • Jeff Cobb
  • Tomohiro Ishii
  • Will Ospreay
  • Jay White

B Block

  • Tetsuya Naito
  • YOSHI-HASHI
  • Hirooki Goto
  • Toru Yano
  • SANADA
  • Juice Robinson
  • KENTA
  • Zack Sabre Junior
  • EVIL
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi

With the blocks announced and the wrestlers placed, they only have over a weeks time to prepare themselves for the start of the G1. The blocks are loaded with champions, veterans, and G1 winners. With everyone setting their eyes for the prize to challenge the IWGP Heavyweight Champion in the TokyoDome, it’ll be a must see event. The G1 Climax will kick off on September 19th.

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